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6th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications
26 - 28 May 2015
North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, USA

This series conference on 3D Fabrics started in 2008 at the University of Manchester, UK and has since gained the reputation as an effective and important forum for the researchers, industrialists, designers and end users in this attractive and challenging area to report the latest developments, exchange development ideas and discuss future strategic issues. The organisers are looking forward to another successful conference in NCSU next May. Your continued support will be the key to the success of the conference and the success of the conference series.

The conference is organised by TexEng Software Ltd, Manchester, UK and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA in association with The University of Manchester and supported by The Textile Institute, UK and The Fiber Society, USA.

The organisers invite authors to submit a one-page abstract for each paper that they wish to be considered for inclusion in the oral and/or poster programme for the conference. The abstract should contain sufficient information for a valid decision to be made on the merits of the paper and its relevance to the aims of the conference. Authors should indicate whether they prefer an oral or a poster presentation. 

Closing date for submissions intended for oral presentation: 15 January 2015
Poster abstracts can also be considered at a later date.
Please submit your abstract online:  www.texeng.net

 

London and SE Section AGM
Wednesday 10 June 6-8 pm


Guest Speaker:
Dr Robert Quarshie
Head of Materials and Nanotechnology
KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network)

Topic:
'Advanced materials: the role of textiles'

Venue:
Marks & Spencer plc
5 Merchant Square
Paddington
London
W2 1A

Entrance Free
Non Members welcome
Refreshments provided

Nearest underground Edgware Rd (Bakerloo Line recommended) or Paddington

Book your place with Bill Bohm E: billbohm@textileinstitute.org T: 02084495968

 

Introduction to Clothing - Short Courses
Various dates 2015, Manchester, UK

       Fabric Knowledge - 18 June 2015

       Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry - 2 July 2015

       Understanding Garments - 26 November 2015

       Size and Fit - 3 December 2015

The Textile Institute is delighted to launch a new series of Short Courses. Under the umbrella title of ‘Introduction to Clothing’ these courses are intended as a complementary offering to the existing ‘Introduction to Textiles’ course which has been running since 2010.

Six separate courses will provide a basic introduction to the subject and are intended for anyone just starting a career in the clothing industry whether this be at operative level; a new graduate from another discipline, or management level coming from another industry sector. Each course is one full day and delegates may choose to attend individual courses or build up a body knowledge by attending some or all of the courses.

The curriculum has been developed with the financial support of CAPITB Trust, an independent charity providing support and funding for “people employed or about to be employed in the British clothing industry”.

Members: £320
(£266.66 + VAT)

Non Members: £400
(£333.33 + VAT)

Students: £198
(£165 + VAT)

Delegate + Introductory Membership of The Textile Institute: £400
(£80 membership, VAT exempt + £266.66 + VAT)

Programme

Booking Form

Venue
The Friends Meeting House
6 Mount Street
Manchester
M2 5NS

Further dates to be announced.

For further information please contact:
Emma Scott, Events Manager
E: escott@textileinst.org.uk
T: +44 (0)161 237 1188

 

Introduction to Textiles - Training Short Course
14 -16 October, Manchester, UK

This intensive three day training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover Fibres, Yarns, Weaving, Warp and Weft Knitting, Nonwoven Fabrics, Dyeing and Finishing and Fabric Testing and Analysis.

Programme
Booking Form

 

Parliamentary Lunch
6 November 2015
House of Lords, London, UK

The Textile Institute, UK Region, will be holding the annual Parliamentary Lunch at the House of Lords on Friday 6 November 2015. The luncheon will be held in the Cholmondeley Room and on the Terrace, hosted by The Lord Haskel CText ATI, a past World President, who kindly enables us to have the use of the venue.

The annual lunch has become very popular with both our national and international members. A feature of the event is that after lunch we are usually able to arrange a tour of the Palace of Westminster with the help of guides very knowledgeable of the extraordinary history of the place. Members and their guests from destinations outside London also often find it convenient to enjoy the subsequent weekend as a city break.

The lunch is not restricted to members of The Textile Institute. It therefore allows senior executives from both business and education, whether members or not, to network in a unique environment, and perhaps offer hospitality to clients or customers.

Booking information coming soon!

 

World Textile Summit 2015
13 November 2015, Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy


The World Textile Summit is a unique one-day event that brings together the world’s most influential textile-business leaders to debate issues of strategic importance to the global industry. Its inspirational, forward-looking agenda - comprising expert presentations and interactive discussions - is designed to allow participants to share their business experiences and receive new ideas to maintain their success in the textile manufacturing and supply chain.

The World Textile Summit 2015 will explore business responses to the international drive for sustainable manufacturing. Going beyond the agendas of other textile sustainability conventions, it will seek to answer the questions that really matter to strategic decision makers: What returns can I expect from capital investment in resource efficient technologies? How do I go about establishing and monitoring a sustainable supply chain? And what are the market opportunities that arise from a strategy based on clean production and sustainable materials? Delegates will hear from international experts in the business and economics of sustainable textile manufacturing and learn from the direct experience of business leaders who have already chosen this path.

World Textile Summit 2015 a must-attend event designed for C-level executives and industry stakeholders to understand the business of sustainability and create value in key areas like growth, return on capital and risk management.

For further information please visit:  www.worldtextilesummit.com
 

ITMA 2015
12-19 November 2015
Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

The Textile Institute is delighted to be a supporting organisation of ITMA 2015. ITMA has been the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition since 1951. Over the years, it has been a catalyst for change and competitiveness for the industry. The drive towards sustainability in the entire textile and garment value chain is increasingly integrated with enlightened business practices, and innovative technology holds the key to environmental sustainability.

ITMA 2015 will continue to be the global marketplace and one-stop sourcing platform for:

  • emerging trends and innovation solutions
  • acquiring new knowledge and best practices
  • establishing strategic relationships with industry leaders

The exhibition will be open daily:

  • Exhibitors: 0800 hours - 2000 hours
  • Visitors: 0900 hours - 1800 hours

For further information please visit: www.itma.com
Organised by MP Expositions Pte Ltd

 

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting
24th and 25th February 2016, Huddersfield, UK

The second international conference is designed to promote contemporary research into the art of creative pattern cutting and its significance to the fashion industry. The conference provides a platform for pattern cutters, fashion designers, students, and educators to explore the impact and direction for creative pattern cutting.

The conference aims to:

  • Encourage discussion of new methods and techniques in creative pattern cutting, inspiring technical and design innovation.
  • Develop ways in which the fashion industry promotes pattern cutting as a career, emphasizing its creative integrity and magnetism.
  • Enhance ways in which tacit knowledge and the making process are considered as legitimate forms of research enquiry.
  • Promote equity for the roles of the creative pattern cutter and the fashion designer in terms of esteem and remuneration
  • Balance debates about the knowledge and practical experience of traditional processes in the context of technological and digital development.

We are looking for abstracts, which expand the themes above and further explore the impact and direction for creative pattern cutting.

Hosting University: University of Huddersfield, UK
Organisers: Dr Kevin Almond, Stephen Wigley, Dr Jess Power
Contact: creativecut@hud.ac.uk
Website: http://hud.ac/y9

 

 

The 90th Textile Institute World Conference
25-28 April 2016, Poznan, Poland

The Textile Institute is delighted to announce that the Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants (INF&MP) will be hosting the 90th Textile Institute World Conference.

INF&MP has been involved in complex research and development works on fibrous raw materials both of plant and animal origin. The Institute works on obtaining, characterising and applying of natural fibres both in traditional and advanced applications. The Institute is involved in a number of national and international research projects; cooperates multi directionally with numerous research centers worldwide; works for agriculture, environment protection, construction, transport, food and pharmaceutical industries and medicine.

Poland is situated in the geographical heart of Europe. Poland is a very rapidly developing country, with a long tradition of excellent scientific research in new materials, natural fibers as well as in polymers and composite materials.

Poznan is the capital city of Wielkopolska, the Western part of the country and the cradle of the Polish State. It is one of the oldest cities in Poland with many well-preserved monuments of architecture like the Renaissance City Hall in Old Market Place and the Gothic Cathedral situated on an island. Poznan is an important industrial centre and a traditional place of international trade fairs. 

The conference will aim to establish international interdisciplinary cooperation in various fields of science, research and economy that are linked by textile technology in its broad meaning.

The Conference website and call for papers is:
http://www.tiworldconference.org/

Founding Sponsor: Taylor & Francis Ltd

 
 


Have your say!

We are constantly developing new events that benefit our members. We would like to hear from you or your company if you have a need for a particular subject to be covered through our conferences and events. Please contact us to have your say.

We are always updating our events calendar so for up to date details of all our events please visit regularly.

email us at escott@textileinst.org.uk

or call us on +44 (0)161 237 1188

 
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Upcoming Events
 
 

TIWC 2016

Poznan, Poland


12 - 19 November 2015
Milan Italy

 

 
 
 

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